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12 April 2017

Easter Break - BDS Opening Hours

BDS Head Office will be closed during the Easter break including Friday 14 April and Monday 17 April, reopening Tuesday 18 April. 

06 April 2017

ECCLR produces their report on deer management in Scotland  

The Environment, Climate Change and Land Reform Committee has just published their Report on Deer Management in Scotland: Report to the Scottish Government from Scottish Natural Heritage 2016.

Among the twenty seven main points there is a range of opinions and acknowledgements, criticisms and recommendations

 Read synopsis of report

 Read full report

01 March 2017

British Deer Society AGM Weekend - 13/14 May 2017

The Society will be holding its annual weekend meeting on 13/14 May 2017 at the five-star luxury spa and golf Celtic Manor Resort in South Wales, located in the beautiful Usk Valley within 2000 acres of parkland. 

We have been given excellent accommodation rates at the resort including full English breakfast and we anticipate a really great weekend.

Saturday will revolve around a series of seminars on BDS work and a gourmet venison master class, and the AGM will take place on the Sunday.

28 February 2017

Walk 4 Wildlife 19th May 2017 - Calling all schools join in!

The British Deer Society is very excited to be taking part in Walk 4 Wildlife, a major event that brings together wildlife charities around the country in an important fundraising effort. Schools across Britain are being invited to take part in an attempt to create the largest sponsored walk ever, while raising funds for their favourite animal charity. 

27 February 2017

Home Office Approved Shooting Clubs – New Fees Proposals

The Home Office has published a consultation which seeks views on the implementation of new fees for firearms licences that are issued by the Home Office including fees for approval of shooting clubs.

27 February 2017

You can now book BDS training courses online!

Our new online training course booking system is now live on our website. It provides an easier way to book and pay for courses, and can be done online, at anytime to suit you!
To make a training course booking click here

27 February 2017

BDS Photographer of the Year competition 2016/17

Don't forget to enter for the chance to win cash prizes!

Enter before 31st March

For more information and to download an entry form

08 February 2017

Establishing a career in conservation science: a BES-ZSL early careers event 3.3.17

This one day workshop, aimed principally at advanced PhD students and early post-docs, will review key skills and knowledge that can enhance prospects for establishing a career in conservation science.